You’ll find cook-offs, live music, unique dishes like garlic fudge, and even garlic cocktails. Margarita, anyone?

GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL, July 28 to 30, Gilroy, California.
www.gilroygarlicfestival.com

HUDSON VALLEY GARLIC FESTIVAL, September 23 and 24, Saugerties, New York (one hour from Albany; 90 minutes from NYC). www.hvgf.org

Perth Garlic Festival, August 12 and 13, Perth, Ontario (one hour from Ottawa). www.perthgarlicfestival.com

Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival, September 2 and 3, Wilmington, Vermont (one hour from Albany; 90 minutes from Hartford, Connecticut). www.lovegarlic.com